Ms. Grant

November 13th, 2018    

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Dear Families,

I hope you had a wonderful long weekend! We finished off last week on such a high note with a very exciting and educational field trip to the Bronx Zoo!  Please visit Mrs. Williams' page for a slideshow from the trip. I also want to thank all of you who joined us for Camp Read-A-Lot during our Literacy Night! 

As we approach Thanksgiving, 4th graders have been asked to bring in canned green beans for our Thanksgiving Food Drive. All donations are due by Friday! 

On Wednesday 11/15, there will be a dress down day to support the Blue Star Mothers. Please be sure to bring in at least $1 if your child dresses down. Wednesday is our gym day so please make sure your child is wearing sneakers on this dress down day!

Please remember to check Mrs. William's class page on a weekly basis to stay up-to-date on what's happening in Math, Science, and Religion. You can visit her page by clicking here: Mrs. Williams

Also, please make sure to send a note if there is a change in your child's usual dismissal. Also, students should bring a small, healthy snack and a bottle of water to school. Thank you!

This week, students will continue working in Lesson 5 to focus on character analysis. We will work on understanding a character's motivation for his/her actions, words, and feelings. Students are working on including text evidence to support their thinking.
There will be a Reading Comprehension quiz on Friday.
Please remember that your child should be reading about 20 minutes each day and should be logging his/her reading in the reading folder. Reading Responses are due every Friday! 

I cannot stress enough how proud I am of our writers! They have worked so diligently on their personal narratives and we have completed our personal narrative writing unit. We are working on "publishing" our work and will have a publishing celebration to recognize all of the hard work that was put in throughout the writing process.
This week, we will dive back into a grammar unit as we review parts of speech and focus in on nouns (common, proper, concrete, abstract) and verbs (action, linking, helping). 
There is a spelling quiz on Wednesday of this week!

Social Studies:
This week, we will continue to examine the Algonquian tribe. Then, we will begin to identify similarities and differences between the Algonquian and Iroquois tribes using a Venn Diagram. Students will also be introduced to compare/contrast essay writing (organization and key words). 

Homeroom Reminders:
-No school on Monday 11/12 - Veterans Day Observed
-Blue Star Mothers Dress Down on Wednesday 11/15
-Thanksgiving Food Drive - canned green beans due by Friday

Special Schedule:
Monday - Music
Tuesday - Library
Wednesday - Spanish & Gym
Thursday - Computer
Friday - Art

If you have any questions/concerns, please contact me at school (516-432-8900) or e-mail me at



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